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The road to the finish line of the Boston Marathon

Stories from some of the spectators at the race

This story was written by David Filipov, Sarah Schweitzer, Michael Rezendes, Jenna Russell, Patricia Wen, David Abel, and Geoff Edgers.

A week and a world ago, they set out on a day treasured in this town. They came from many points and for many reasons, converging where caprice and fate determined.

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